Let’s talk about another eyewitness to Jesus’ birth. Simeon is one of the least appreciated bible characters but is viewed as a righteous and godly man, who was filled with the Holy Spirit even before pentecost! Here was one man (probably a priest) who unlike the pharisees and sadducees actually anticipated and recognized the coming of the messiah! This brings up an issue today with these witnesses which is that unless the Holy Spirit opens your heart and your eyes you will not listen to these witnesses!
oday when we talk about Simeon we want to hone in on this one aspect of his life: the filling of the Holy Spirit.
The Spirit was ON him, I take this to mean the filling of the Spirit. That is step 1. The Spirit was REVEALING things to Him, which for us means the Spirit opening our eyes to the WORD and its application in our lives. That is step
But that is not even enough, we must go one step further. It says the Spirit MOVED him to go to the temple. It is possible you can know you should do something and not do it....you must also be MOVED by the Spirit!
Let the Spirit be upon you, reveal the truth of Scripture to you, and move you today!
In Prayer Today:
Praise God that we are not following cleverly devised myths, but spiritual truth based on well verified historical reality!